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Prosecutors are seeking probation for David Wildstein, who devised the scheme to close lanes near the George Washington Bridge; after initially stonewalling in testimony, Mr. Wildstein pleaded guilty
to two counts of conspiracy and “Were it not for Wildstein’s decision to cooperate and disclose the true nature of the lane reductions, there likely would have been no prosecutions related to the bridge scheme,” prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo.testified against his co-conspirators. The Port Authority operates the bridge, one of the world’s busiest crossings, and the lane closings created a traffic nightmare in Fort Lee, N.J., ensnaring school buses and emergency vehicles in gridlock that backed up traffic heading to Manhattan for miles. The memo from prosecutors is nonbinding. The final decision rests with Judge Susan D. Wigenton."
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